Our latest news and blog posts

Generous slide cash donation

We would like to say a HUGE Hardie Park THANK YOU to Rotary Club of Corringham Thameside for their generous donation of £500 towards our SLIDE FUND!

Rob Groves recently met with Rotary Club president Gerry Buggle at the Springhouse Club to receive the cheque on behalf of the Hardie Park.

We are really grateful for the donation. Our final goal is to raise £25k. 

Contact details: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex SS17 0PB Phone:  07803 295374 Email: info@friendsofhardiepark.co.uk   Twitter: www.twitter.com/LoveHardiePark  Facebook:www.facebook.com/LoveHardiePark

 

It takes a second to pop it in the right box!

At Hardie Park we care about the environment – here are our new recycling bins to help our customers and park users do their bit too!  We are in the process of transitioning to biodegradable or compostable consumables like straws, ice cream spoons and cups to reduce our footprint further. We consciously reuse plastic bags, we gather rainwater from our roof for watering and we encourage visitors… to walk or cycle to the park rather than drive.

There is also a recycling point in the cafe for household batteries. Remember to bring them down to Hardie park to prevent them ending up in landfill.

Sustainability is high on our list, we are always looking for new ideas. If you’ve got some good ones, please get in touch!

Contact details: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex SS17 0PB Phone:  07803 295374 Email: info@friendsofhardiepark.co.uk   Twitter: www.twitter.com/LoveHardiePark  Facebook:www.facebook.com/LoveHardiePark

 

Men’s Shed fundraiser events

Further to the success of the car show back in April the Men’s Shedders have scheduled some more dates for the autumn. Sunday 16th September, Classic Car and Craft Show then a further date on Sunday 14th October with an American Car twist. If you are a car enthusiast and would like to exhibit a vehicle at one of the events, please get in touch with Alan or Vic to book a space. Full details on the poster attached. (£2 charge per vehicle in advance, £3 on the day).

If you prefer motorcycles then why not visit the park on Sunday 28th October between 10am and 5pm. 1000 Bike Challenge ‘National Biker Get Together’ featuring Harleys, Customs, Vintage and Choppers, Halloween themed dress and a late light show. £2 per exhibit in advance / £3 on the gate. Visitors to the event are free. All enquires for this event to Alan Marks on 07731 953050

There has been progress with the development of the shed building over the summer and these type of events allow the shedders to engage more people and raise much needed cash to complete the build. We hope to see you there with your family, friends and grand-children.

Men’s Shed have a Facebook page if you are a social media fan. Find them @hardieparkmensshed

Contact details: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex SS17 0PB Phone:  07803 295374 Email: info@friendsofhardiepark.co.uk   Twitter: www.twitter.com/LoveHardiePark  Facebook:www.facebook.com/LoveHardiePark

 

Hop on hop off all day long on the Little Legs Playbus

Come have a play on the little legs soft play bus! We’ve got four Fridays scheduled throughout the school holidays. Just £4 wristband for hop on hop off all day.

11am till 4pm (except 3rd Aug 11-3). Ages 2 year to 12yrs. Adult welcome to accompany younger children.

Friday 3rd Aug / Friday 10th Aug / Friday 17th August / Friday 24th August

Children can enjoy the air-conditioned play area whilst using Hardie Park’s facilities. Refreshments and toilet facilities available in the café. We hope to see you there!
Lots of information available on their website too!
Contact details: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex SS17 0PB Phone:  07803 295374 Email: info@friendsofhardiepark.co.uk   Twitter: www.twitter.com/LoveHardiePark  Facebook:www.facebook.com/LoveHardiePark

 

Prize draw raises alarm

Local businessman, Chris Mcnaney of JMN Intruder Alarms in Stanford-le-hope generously supported Hardie Park fundraising recently by donating an alarm system with installation as first prize in the park’s spring raffle.

The lucky winner had the system installed and is over the moon with her new security system. Vicki, volunteer at the park said, ‘What an amazing prize to receive, I feel very safe in my home. Thanks to Chris for his very prompt and professional service. I would definitely recommend his services!’.

Local business support is greatly appreciated. In this instance both the winner and our park fund has benefitted. A double whammy.

If you are looking to install or upgrade your alarm system the company have a facebook page @JMNintruderalarms and their website is www.jmnalarms.co.uk  or call on 07714 272280

Contact details: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex SS17 0PB Phone:  07803 295374 Email: info@friendsofhardiepark.co.uk   Twitter: www.twitter.com/LoveHardiePark  Facebook:www.facebook.com/LoveHardiePark

 

 

Summer fun for young Tech-Heads

Looking for ideas over the summer holiday? Kids interested in IT, Robotics, Electronics?

Well Hardie Park has just the thing! You can sign up for a one day workshop for £20 including lunch or go for 3 days of fun for just £50. Tech Club is already a successful club that runs once a week during term-time so it made sense to encourage more tekkies out there to join in the fun and get involved. Just book your space with Rob Groves on 07803 295374.

Dates available: Tue 28th Aug / Wed 29th Aug / Thu 30th Aug from 10am to 4pm – £20 for a one day workshop / £50 for all 3 days

Topics covered will include: Basics of scratch, Coding, Electronics, Robotics, How computers work, Developing a game and use of Python and the event is suitable for ages 6 to 16.

Limited spaces so get in touch asap.  For information on our Tech Club that runs on a Monday in term-time click here

You can also express interest and share the idea with your friends via our Facebook event listing.

Contact details: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex SS17 0PB Phone:  07803 295374 Email: info@friendsofhardiepark.co.uk   Twitter: www.twitter.com/LoveHardiePark  Facebook:www.facebook.com/LoveHardiePark

 

 

July Newsletter

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In the meantime here’s a link to our July Edition of Hardie Park Newsletter

Topics include…

Enjoy the read!

Contact details: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. SS17 0PB Phone: 01375 402182 or 07803 295374 Email: info@friendsofhardiepark.co.uk Twitter: www.twitter.com/LoveHardiePark Facebook: www.facebook.com/LoveHardiePark

 

It’s a summer of bounce

A family park in Stanford-le-hope is planning a summer of bounce for local children. The first bounce day at Hardie Park is scheduled for Tuesday 31st July between 12pm and 4pm with three further dates follow on 7th, 14th and 21st August. Rob Groves, CEO at Hardie Park said, ‘Our popular bounce events always draw the family crowd and provide a safe, fun environment with a clean, well maintained venue. Tell your friends, bring a picnic or use our cafe for snacks and refreshments’.

Local business Bizzy Bouncers Events provides a selection of inflatable’s suitable for all ages. The cost is £5 per wristband for unlimited bounce.

Contact details: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex SS17 0PB Phone:  07803 295374 Email: info@friendsofhardiepark.co.uk   Twitter: www.twitter.com/LoveHardiePark  Facebook:www.facebook.com/LoveHardiePark

 

 

SS17 Community Festival

Following the success of last year’s event, Hardie Park will be staging the second SS17 Community Festival on Sunday 1st July between 12pm and 6pm. It’s back and it’s bigger and better than last year. We have an awesome line up of acts and entertainment with band Quo’d headlining on the main stage alongside traditional family entertainment including bouncy castles, petting zoo and an appearance from the amazing Calum Courtney, our local BGT contestant. There’s something for everyone! The 19th Stanford Music Festival is taking place on Saturday 30th June on Billet Lane so it promises to be a smashing weekender for the locals.

The event is free to attend. There will be parking available on the day with thanks to local school’s Hassenbrook Academy and St Joseph’s School. Access will be via Manor Road entrance SS17ONY and will be £3 for the day. All proceeds will help to sustain the delivery of the event year on year.

Contact details: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex SS17 0PB Phone:  07803 295374 Email: info@friendsofhardiepark.co.uk   Twitter: www.twitter.com/LoveHardiePark  Facebook:www.facebook.com/LoveHardiePark

 

 

Happy hounds at Hardie

  

Hardie Park joined forces with local companies Dogtopia Pet Services and Alicia’s Obedience Dog Training School this weekend to deliver a dog themed activity day at Hardie Park. The day was free for visitors and their dogs and all funds raised through have-a-go activities, raffles and local business support on the day were split three ways between chosen charities.

This was Dogtopia’s second event of this kind and was a great success. The park provided the perfect venue, the  weather helped attract a huge doggie audience and a great time was had by all. Thanks to local businesses who supported our fundraising efforts with dog related stalls in the park and Wickford Waggin’ Tails Fly Ball Team, Lodge Lane Loonies Agility and The Border Force Agency for their participation. The event raised funds for 3 charitable causes, Noah’s Big Charity, Essex Retired Police Dogs and ourselves, Friends of Hardie Park.

Although we hold a programme of events throughout the year this was our first canine event. It was a pleasure to host and provided an opportunity for us to showcase our park to residents and Thurrock people who had never visited previously. A positive experience for all and one we hope to repeat in the future. A big thank you to local schools Hassenbrook Academy and St Josephs who allowed parking and access for visitors on the day.

Contact details: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex SS17 0PB Phone:  07803 295374 Email: info@friendsofhardiepark.co.uk   Twitter: www.twitter.com/LoveHardiePark  Facebook:www.facebook.com/LoveHardiePark

Photos were taken on the day by Nelson Howe www.nelsinkiphoto.com